Performance Science Scholarships


Applying for Performance Science Scholarships

The USC Performance Science Institute is searching for USC students mastering their craft with a high performance mindset, whether in music, the arts, athletics, entrepreneurship, service, or other endeavors. Those who thrive under pressure and demonstrate discipline, focus, grit, optimism, and gratitude are encouraged to apply.

Criteria and requirements for Performance Science Scholarships:

  • Criteria: Undergraduate or graduate students enrolled and in good standing at USC who exemplify high achievement in music, the arts, athletics, entrepreneurship, or other field of endeavor with emphasis on those who demonstrate high performance mindset skills
  • Amounts: $2,500 to be applied to tuition by semester or full year
  • Apply: To apply, send the following on a single page to the Performance Science Institute at
    • Name and student ID number
    • Your personal philosophy (clearly stated in under 25 words); 
    • How that philosophy shapes and guides your life (max of 250 words); 
    • A brief summary listing of the progress, achievements, and honors that qualify you for a performance-based scholarship, including videos, links, and experience that distinguish the candidate. 
  • Deadlines: August 31 for consideration for fall semester; November 15 for consideration for spring semester. Rolling decisions may be made as applications are received. 
  • For more information contact:


2017 Performance Science Scholars Video

Meet the 2017 Performance Science Scholars: Samer Dhillon, Samuel Reid, Sara Hughes, Satori Folkes-Stone, and Jake Olson.